What you need to know
- Apple's #WWDC21 hashflag is now live.
- Only a static hashflag is available right now, but an animated version is likely coming.
With WWDC21 now less than a week away Apple is already hyping things up. Its latest move involves the activation of a new #WWDC21 hashflag on Twitter.
At the time of writing the hashflag is only available as a static image, although that will likely change once WWDC gets underway on Monday, June 7.
Hashflags are icons that appear beside specific hashtags on Twitter, with the #WWDC21 hashflag being a blue thumbs-up bubble like the ones we see in iMessage. Whether that's a not of the head to something we'll see next week isn't entirely clear. iMessage reactions are already supported across Apple's devices.
Apple's WWDC21 event is set to be another big one, with the opening keynote giving the company the chance to share what comes next. In terms of software, that's likely to be iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, tvOS 15, and watchOS 8 – it was this time last year that we got our first look at iOS 14, for example.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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